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2008-06-15 18:00:11

By Greg Edwards, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 15--Smoke from wildfires in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp and farther south in eastern North Carolina will avoid the Richmond area again Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Winds were out of the southwest in Richmond today, diverting the smoky stench that plagued the metro area on Friday. Later tonight, winds are expected to turn and come from the west-northwest, which will keep the smoke out of Richmond again tomorrow,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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